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The Riff Raff – Rock News | 20 Nov

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To celebrate AusMusic T-Shirt Day, which is actually today…. I’ve got an all Aussie edition lined up for you this week, with all the latest rock news & new releases you need to know.

Now, I know a whole bunch of you are now working from home right now, so that’s even MORE reason to crank out your fav AusMusic T-Shirt today, or for that matter – any day of the week!

AusMusic T-shirt Day is a great way to raise awareness of the great work that Support Act do for the Aussie Music Industry, by helping the artists, crew and music workers through troubled times, no more so than 2020.

I’ve got a fundraiser page set-up over on the Support Act website, if anyone is feeling like contributing to the cause and support the Aussie Music Industry. Click here to view….

The latest episode of the Weekly Podcast is now live on Spotify, featuring a bunch of the latest awesome Aussie Rock releases mentioned below, but also honouring some classic albums from Jimmy Barnes (Freight Train Heart), Noiseworks (Touch) and paying tribute to Michael Hutchence who passed away 22nd November 1997.

Here in Australia, things are going in the right direction as far as looking at a massive 2021 for our local music scene. I gotta say, if nothing else, it’s just seeing the likes of Red Hot Summer announce lineups, international stadium tours from the likes of Guns N Roses and increasingly more local artists are now announcing gigs. Check out that expanding list below!

The new AC/DC album PowerUp has been getting me super pumped this past week, absolutely classic AC/DC and my favourite album of theirs since The Razors Edge!

Don’t stop believin’,
Scott


LATEST ROCK RELEASES

Molly And The Krells
Expectations

If you dig pop-punk of the hook-tastic variety from the likes of Bowling For Soup, Jimmy Eay World, Weezer and Green Day, then Sydney based Molly And The Krells could very well be the best thing you’ve never heard!

They’ve just released their latest single Expectations, which follows on from What Went Wrong, released earlier in 2020. One of my absolute finds of 2020!!

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Elephant Gun
Kill Street Blues

In the early NOUGHTS the Aussie Alt Rock scene was at it’s peak dominating Triple J airwaves, filling festival lineups and Elephant Gun were right in the thick of things. Signed to Roadrunner Records, touring with The Screaming Jets, Shihad, Grinspoon, Sunk Loto, Powderfinger, Magic Dirt and hitting the main stage of the 1998/99 Falls Festival and even the Big Day Out.

Fast forward now to 2020 and their new album Now To Survive is out via Dinner For Wolves. Here’s a taste of that album with the massive riffs and rock n roll energy of Kill Street Blues.

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Jack Bratt
Will You Ever

The third of 3 absolutely sublime singles from this Brisbane based singer / songwriter who I’m so glad found his way out of a song-writing rut that dogged his late 2010’s.

This is guitar fuelled rock with a melodic edge that I’ve not heard from a local Aussie artist in a long, long time. There’s an element of Diesel and Lo-Tel, throw in some Something For Kate and then for good measure a shot of Jackson Browne.

Jack sure knows his way around a fretboard as well…. get amongst it people!
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RedHook
Cure 4 Psycho

Sydney-based alternative-rock trio RedHook have just unveiled their subversive new single. This one will hit you hard, right from the outset. Pardon the pun, but the hook in this song will imprint your brain, long after it’s 2.38 minutes of alt-rock greatness.
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Avalanche
Get Back (To F*%$Wit City)

Sydney hard rockers Avalanche are back with their new single Get Back (To F*ckwit City). 4 misfits from Sydney’s west, playing electrifying, roof-crashing, rock n’ roll for a new generation.

Yep, you bet I love this, just straight ahead Rock ‘N’ Roll that’s made for the bang and crash, boozy times of a live gig.
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Malcolm Young

“If there was a wrong note, it didn’t matter.
As long as it was ROCKING!”

— MALCOLM YOUNG (R.I.P)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

AshenMoon – Future Kings & Queens
AshenMoon has been a band at the forefront of my music listening in 2020. Whilst LA based, a band I consider to be Aussie, with Toby Rand from Melbourne rockers Juke Kartel and INXS bass player, Gary Beers.

AshenMoon released their EP Umbra I a few weeks back, this is the latest single.

LATEST TOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS (AUSTRALIA)

Granted, whether the international tours happen is in the lap of the gods…

But we will try and keep a steady supply of local gigs promoted here as they start slowly re-emerging and I track them all down!!

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The Riff Raff – Rock News | 27 Nov

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Vol 2 | The Riff Raff | 27 Nov 2020

This week I bring to you the #WhereAustraliaRocks edition of The Riff Raff and Weekly Podcast.
On the back of the year that the music industry has had in 2020, I have to say it’s bloody awesome to see so much killer new local music coming through in recent weeks with the majority of what is featured this week, having been released in November.

I’m always a super optimistic and positive kind of guy and I’ve got a good feeling that 2021 is going to be a great one for the local rock scene here in Australia. Borders are starting to open up and we’ve got representation this week from most States!

This week is one for those of you that love your music LOUD, with a healthy dose of punky attitude and massive riffs.

It was awesome to have a chat with Sean Dennis from Elephant Gun, who have just released their first new music in 20 years. That album is titled Now To Survive and be sure to check out our chat by clicking right here….

The feature artist on the Weekly Podcast is Molly & The Krells who hail from Sydney. They’ve just released their new single Expectations and I’ll feature a snippet of my recent chat with their frontman Blake Cateris.

SIlverback Touring have just announced the launch of The Silverback Agency, with a roster of killer local and New Zealand artists and I’ll feature a few tracks from some of those, including the latest from Bad Moon Born.

New tracks from The Kids, The Wolston Butchers, Avalanche and Wolf Creek are featured….and to set the scene, The Living End Roll On album was released on this day 20 years ago and I thought Carry Me Home was the perfect song to kick things into gear for this week’s Podcast!!!

Don’t stop believin’,
Scott


LATEST ROCK RELEASES

Molly And The Krells
Expectations

If you dig pop-punk of the hook-tastic variety from the likes of Bowling For Soup, Jimmy Eay World, Weezer and Green Day, then Sydney based Molly And The Krells could very well be the best thing you’ve never heard!

They’ve just released their latest single Expectations, which follows on from What Went Wrong, released earlier in 2020. One of my absolute finds of 2020!!

Click for more info

Elephant Gun
Kill Street Blues

In the early NOUGHTS the Aussie Alt Rock scene was at it’s peak dominating Triple J airwaves, filling festival lineups and Elephant Gun were right in the thick of things. Signed to Roadrunner Records, touring with The Screaming Jets, Shihad, Grinspoon, Sunk Loto, Powderfinger, Magic Dirt and hitting the main stage of the 1998/99 Falls Festival and even the Big Day Out.

Fast forward now to 2020 and their new album Now To Survive is out via Dinner For Wolves. Here’s a taste of that album with the massive riffs and rock n roll energy of Kill Street Blues.

Click for more info

The Kids
Go Back To Canberra

Sydney punk legends The Kids recently dropped their latest Go Back To Canberra.

I saw The Kids live a few years back supporting Skid Row and these guys sure bring a gritty punch in the face with their live show, along with this latest single!


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Wolf Creek
Viral

Sydney-based alternative-metal quartet Wolf Creek have just revealed their ferocious new single ‘Viral’ – produced by Stevie Knight (Stand AtlanticYours TrulyRedHook) and mixed by Dave Petrovic (NorthlaneTonight Alive).

Opening with crisp distortion, feverish drums and the bristling lead vocals of Chase Bosward, ‘Viral’ is a deftly produced exemplar of alternative-metal. Taking cues from luminaires DeftonesArchitects and Bring Me The Horizon, ‘Viral’ sets a manic pace before introducing its rattling, yet wholly satisfying bridge.



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Jeffy And The Bobcats
Stranger Baby

Jeffy and The Bobcats create an endearing and soulful brand of music. Influenced by the sounds of Funk, Rock, Soul, R & B and Indie, they synthesize jams that make you sad dance into serenity. They effortlessly conjure a sonic that is both vintage and modern.

Jeffy and The Bobcats is the product of collaboration between singer/songwriter Elliott Okerstrom, musician/producer Voya and indefinable enigma Jeffy Bobcat.



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“The Living End – Roll On
Released 27th November 2000″

— 20 Years of greatness!!

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Wolf Creek – Viral
Wolf Creek are a Sydney based metal band who have just unleashed their latest Viral.
Wait for this one to build and if you dig the likes of Deftones and Bring Me The Horizon, then this is right up your alley.
They’ve also released a video clip for the track, featuring singer, songwriter and former Home & Away actor, Mark Furze.
If you are in Sydney, the guys are playing a launch show at Frankies Pizza on Sunday 29th November.

LATEST TOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS (AUSTRALIA)

Granted, whether the international tours happen is in the lap of the gods…

But we will try and keep a steady supply of local gigs promoted here as they start slowly re-emerging and I track them all down!!

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Wolf Creek Unveil Frenetic New Single ‘Viral’ & Video Clip Featuring Singer/Actor Mark Furze

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Sydney-based alternative-metal quartet Wolf Creek have just revealed their ferocious new single ‘Viral’ – produced by Stevie Knight (Stand AtlanticYours TrulyRedHook) and mixed by Dave Petrovic (NorthlaneTonight Alive).

Opening with crisp distortion, feverish drums and the bristling lead vocals of Chase Bosward, ‘Viral’ is a deftly produced exemplar of alternative-metal. Taking cues from luminaires DeftonesArchitects and Bring Me The Horizon, ‘Viral’ sets a manic pace before introducing its rattling, yet wholly satisfying bridge.

Wolf Creek talk about the inspiration behind ‘Viral’:

“It is natural for artists to use their voice to express frustration and fear with the current social and political climate in which we live.”

To coincide with the single release, the band will also reveal the accompanying video clip, directed by Kim Quint and filmed at Marrickville’s The Factory Theatre and across the Inner West of Sydney. The clip features Mark Furze (Home & Away) and sees our protagonist escaping from captivity.

The band will perform a one-off single launch show at Frankie’s Pizza on Sunday, November 29. This follows on from them supporting Australian mates PavilionFANGZ and Isotopes. Previous releases have seen support from Apple MusicMusic Feeds and Australian radio stations triple jtriple j Unearthed and Edge Radio.

‘Viral’ is available worldwide now

WOLF CREEK ‘VIRAL’ LAUNCH SHOW

SUN 29 NOV | FRANKIE’S PIZZA SYDNEY, NSW

PRAISE FOR ‘VIRAL’

I reckon this song is absolutely massive. The weight of the breakdown really took me by surprise.” – 4.5/5 stars
– Lochlan Watt – triple j (AUS)

Sydney’s Wolf Creek are here to blow your damn socks off with their latest single ‘Viral’.
– Hysteria Magzine (AUS)

“Wolf Creek flip straight to the back of the incantation tome to summon a huge amount of dark energy on this one.” – 4/5 stars
 Dave Ruby Howe – triple j Unearthed (AUS)

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Suzi Quatro Releases A New Christmas Single ‘My Heart And Soul (I Need You Home For Christmas)

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Suzi Quatro is set to release a new Christmas Single with “My Heart And Soul (I Need You Home For Christmas)” available on all digital platforms on December 4th, 2020.

Even in the highly adrenaline-fueled music business, it’s rare to find a bundle of energy and talent on a par with Suzi Quatro. The American rock vocalist and musician has been successful for over 56 years and continues to tour the world.

She released her critically acclaimed current album No Control in 2019. With hits like Can The Can, 48 Crash, Devil Gate Drive, If You Can’t Give Me Love or She’s In Love With You, she became an icon in the seventies, and remains so to this day.

But this year everything is different!

Suzi Quatro: “So, lockdown had just begun. My son was in the studio working on ideas every day for our next album, a perfect opportunity as neither of us was ‘on the road’. I was sitting on the patio, relaxing, and heard this absolutely beautiful track coming out of the open studio door. It was a bass line, with a sparse guitar chord, and drums. It was immediate for me. I ran into the studio (mask on of course), and told my son to set up a microphone, and without thinking, without writing anything down, I sang the first 4 lines of the song exactly as they ended up. That`s when you know you have a great song … and we do. Merry Xmas everyone!“

“My Heart And Soul (I Need You Home For Christmas)” is available on all digital platforms on December 4th, 2020.

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